Tip: You may or may not already know…
So you purchased a Nikon D300 or D700 and the Nikon MB-D10 battery grip. Nikon changed their grip design for this product so the grip no longer fits inside of the battery chamber like previous. With this new design, you have the ability to leave a battery in the chamber and then have an extra in the grip. Why did Nikon do this? In your camera menu, there is now more control over how the camera utilizes the grip. I keep mine set to so that the camera uses the grip’s battery first and then the chamber battery.
Moving along… You now have the grip and are ready to screw it on to the bottom of your camera, but there is a little rubber piece that you need to remove. The contacts beneath the rubber piece is how the grip and the camera communicate. Where do you put the rubber piece? In your bag, in a drawer, throw it away? Nope! Nikon made it very easy for you.
Have a look at the battery grip, there are indentations like on the camera designed to store your rubber piece. How neat! Now you will never loose that tiny rubber cover.
It’s the little things we typically overlook. A year ago, when I first opened the box of my grip I never bothered to really examine the product as I’m sure most people forget to do. I simply attached it to the camera and started shooting. So I hope you enjoyed this tip!
Thanks for reading
Update 4/2/2010: If you lost the rubber piece it is about $3 from Nikon. The part number is 1K567-300 for both the D300 and D700